Pride and Prejudice. The Martinus Nijhoff Prize for Translations 1955-2019

    Activity: Talk and presentationAcademic presentationAcademic


    Abstract: The Martinus Nijhoff Prize, which has been operative since 1955, is the most important prize for literary translators in the Netherlands. This presentation will highlight questions such as: how have the criteria for awarding the prize developed over the decades, and to what extent does this reflect the role of the translator as a cultural mediator? How did the translator's self-positioning develop during this time, and what does this tell us about the status of translation and the translator? An overview of these trends will be given on the basis of an analysis of jury reports and acceptance speeches.
    Event titleOSL Research Day 2019 (The Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies)
    Event typeOther
    LocationGroningen, NetherlandsShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational


    • Dutch translation award, Martinus Nijhoff Prize